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About Wakkerstroom Farm Lodge

Wakkerstroom Farm Lodge is a world-renowned wetland and montane grassland destination, which is well-known for its many endemic bird species. The Farmhouse accommodates eight guests and the quaint adjacent bedroom with an en-suite bathroom, which sleeps two guests. Guests can also stay in Oom Hans' Cottage, a two-bedroom, self-catering cottage, with no electricity, but a gas geyser, fridge and stove. Another self-catering cottage, Badenhorst Cottage, is also available in town.The species to be found in the vast grassland include all three crane species, ground woodpecker, bald ibis, blue korhaan, the rudd's and botha’s larks, the white winged fluff tail and the cape eagle owl.Discover the quietness of a bygone era in the park-like gardens and farmhouse which has been in the family for nearly 130 years. We do self-catering, B&B or dinner, bed and breakfast accommodation. Emma is your personal chef and housekeeper, and she is an excellent cook. Her farm-style dinners are a long standing favourite amongst our regular guests, as the visitor's book testifies. We also have a separate, two-bedroom self-catering cottage called the Oom Hans' Cottage. It is located approximately 500 m from the farmhouse, and it is equipped with gas appliances only.Guests at Wakkerstroom Farm Lodge are ensured of complete privacy as both the farmhouse and Oom Hans' Cottage are rented out on an exclusive basis only. Whether organizing a family gathering or escaping from the bright city lights for some rest and solitude, Wakkerstroom Farm Lodge is the perfect exclusive retreat.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 10 hours
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Guest House, Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 16
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 31 Reviews

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans


  • 4 Stars - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa

Important Information

Please note that a minimum booking fee of R500 is applicable for Oom Hans' Cottage.

Wakkerstroom Farm Lodge Rooms

Reviews for Wakkerstroom Farm Lodge

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Isabella Morris
07 July 2019

This prefab shack doesn't say there is NO electricity. Signage is outdated. Impossible to find at night. Doors don't lock properly and there were dead bugs and flies in the bed and behind the bed. It was a shocking experience. It is not part of a lodge. A lodge suggest infrastructure- there is none.

Hester Augustyn
01 January 2019

We enjoyed the silence and peace in the garden, the history of the house and everything inside the house is intriguing & takes one really back to how life was before all technology.

Tony Weedon
19 August 2018

There are a lot of good points but a lot of not so good points.The cistern is broken and the toilet must be flushed manually.All the drains are blocked and takes forever to drain away.There are a lot of cracked windows. The whole unit, including the ceilings need a coat of paint. The unit is generally run down and needs lots of attentionEstablishments response:Our sincere apology for the blocked drain. All the outlets are connected to one pipe which became partially blocked by the oak tree's roots. This problem has been corrected.For the record I confirm the outside panels which were replace...
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Heidi Kuhn
19 June 2018

The only no no...are the sighns...leading to the establishment.

Johan Kruger
28 May 2018

The historical ambiance. Emma who maintains and service the lodge is a star and spares no effort to look after ones requirements

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Wakkerstroom Farm Lodge is 5.4km from the centre of Wakkerstroom , the nearest airport 175.1km (Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling